Corroded iron spearhead: 8th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Corroded iron spearhead: 8th century

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© Museum of London

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Corroded iron spearhead with long, slender point. This spearhead is made of iron and wood, it has a line ornament on the socket and two ornaments on the side. This long Viking spearhead was found in the Thames at Brentford. It may have been dropped during a battle between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons. As the Vikings were sea raiders, coastal and riverside areas were particularly vulnerable to attack.
 

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Date

700 AD - 800 AD
 

Image Number

000176
 

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